from The Banker
Dearest One told me one day that she had an idea
went outside then with all the dogs to poo……..
I got back inside and steadied myself for the ‘idea’
I told myself it wouldn’t be too bad or expensive.
But my imagination had of course gone delusional and it
was bad, and it was expensive.
idea of course was to take on another breed of dog, and
now as you all know we are the deliriously happy owners
of a French Barbet – ‘Claude’……as
if you need reminding who it is!!
with Claude the intention is to train him fully to be a
working gun dog. The shows are one thing, but a well trained
and disciplined gun dog is an entirely different matter.
The training has to be consistent and reliable, it has to
be conducted slowly but surely, patience and perseverance
are essential elements.
has his own adventures, which are of course on our website,
but this section is going to follow his gun dog training,
both his good days and his not so good days. When qualified
he will be used in the field or water for what he instinctively
does best. And more importantly is that I will use him to
work with when I’m out and about with a suitable firearm.
the Dearest One, she too will also use him on invitational
shoots and work him with the guns. Although The Dearest
One can shoot and I have to say quite well (she’s
had lessons) Eeek……(my nervous twitch is back)
she would much prefer the pleasure of working with him and
the two of them operating as a working team.
so Claude’s School Days will hopefully be educational,
provide knowledge and perhaps more than that, the experience
and what they both go through to fully qualify him as a
working gun dog.
that experience and insight that we want to share and apart
from that we want to allow you the choice to decide what
you would want a French Barbet for, should you want a French
Barbet of course!! We’ve made our choice and so hope
you enjoy ‘Claude’s School days’.
of course will carry over his ego and his notes for me to
write up for you!!!!!! Enjoy
first there’s this - It appears someone has upset
has said I look like a Cockerpoo” !!!
and double Grrrrrrrrrrr
is not amused………off with their head
Bleu peeps, what a thing to hear for one still so young.
You can’t imagine what this did to my ego?
was so upset, I sulked for, ooh it must have lasted
for all of ……………………….11